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the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked unlikely. germany's leaders are angry over n.s.a. eaves dropping on angela merkel's private phone calls. the chancellor saying there's room to cooperate. >> translation: there are differences of opinion over what balance to strike over surveillance to protect sit dispns and preinging the privacy -- citizens and protecting privacy. >> president obama was pawned to see the degree to -- pained to see the degree to which the edward snowden dislorms affected his relationship with germany. he tried to reassure. >> i have taken the unprecedented step of ordering our intelligence committees to take the rive si interest
. the two being leaders had their first meetings in almost two years ago. germany's leaders are still angry over revelation he of nsa credit eavesdropping on merkel's phone call. >> translator: there are differences of opinion on what sort of balance the strike between the intensity of surveillance, trying to protect the citizens against threats and on the other hand, protecting the individual privacy and individual freedom. >> reporter: president obama said he was pained to see the degree to which the snowden disclosures had strained both his personal relationship with merkel and strong u.s. alliance with germany and he tried to assure germans that regular citizens are not subject to surveillance. >> ordering our intelligence communities to take privacy of non-u.s. citizens into account in everything you do. thank you very much everybody. >> but the two parted ways, and the you know, doesn't have such an arrangement with any of its closest partners. libby casey, al jazeera washington. >> wiped out an entire village north of kabul in the hills of baarakshon. more than 2,000 people lived
, or line of trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in two years. germany's leaders are still angry over revelation of nsa eavesdropping on merkel's private phone calls. the chancellor says there's room to cooperate over intelligence. >> yet there are differences of opinion on what sort of balance the strike between intensity of surveillance, trying to protect the citizens against threats and on the other hand protecting the individual privacy and individual freedom. >> reporter: president obama said he was pained to see the degree to which the snowden disclosures had strained his personal relationships with merkel and the strong u.s. alliance with germany. tried reassure merkel that the u.s. citizensful. >> have taken the unprecedented step of ordering our intelligence communities to take privacy interests of non-u.s. persons into account in that everything they do. thank you very much everybody. >> but the two parted ways friday without hammering out a l potential u.s. spy or intelligence agreement. libby casey al jazeera washington. >> 20 years ago today, flaight beganato
personal relationship with merkel and a strong u.s. alliance with germany. he tried to assure germans that regular citizens are not subject to surveillance. >> what i've tried odo is take the unprecedented step of ordering our intelligence communities to take the privacy of of normal u.s. dissention into everything they do. >> the president saying the u.s. doesn't have such an arrangement with any of its closest partners. >> david, the story is that you were talking about an agreement along these lines and then pulled back on it. the president said no we never had that as a plan. while we are interested in some intelligence sharing, privacy-sharing, we'll see how that plays out, because many of the reporters from germany are very interested on the u.s. position on spying and how chancellor merkel is was responding to the president's words. >> lobby, be merkel having the most contact with the russian president did she havefully sense? >> can be found but she was putting sanctions on the table and she was talking about next steps. she like president obama holdings out these late may ele
be in the thousands. ♪ >>> they stand united. that was the word from washington today as the president and germany's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or should go. because there are such close trade ties between germany and russia, especially in the oil and gas sector, so both leaderings pointing to may 25th as a crucial date, and urging t president putin to not interfere with the elections
the time to sit down and strategize. >> explain why the curiosity in germany concerning the nsa revelations is likely to be high? we have moved on now, thinking most of the questions will focus on the ukraine. but that is not the case in germany. >> that's right. there is similaring outrage over what emerged from the nsa concerning the eavesdropping on the chancellor's phone as she had private conversations. it really shook the relationship between president obama and chancellor merkel, and also on the u.s.'s ability to be a friendly nation. so the germans have not moved past this. they are still looking for answers. the german government asked that the nsa turn over the german nsa files and the obama administration so far as refused to do that. >> we should point out that there are also dueling sensitivities on both sides of the pond and there is a reason that angela merkel is so upset. >> absolutely. you can certainly imagine the level of outrage, i think all of the nations know that all nations spy, but when you are talking about personal phone calls that's a different matter. so you may
back to al jazeera america. >>> ahead in this half hour, exploring germany's roll, with angela merkel getting ready to meet at the whitehouse. >> why the controversy in brunai. >> we will focus on a medicalmist affecting a lot of kids. a physical illness causing what you see here, children exhibiting psychologistic behavior almost overnight. but first, let's check our top stories. violence e rurupting as ukraini forces crack down. the country's defense minister saying soldiers were killed when their helicopters were shot down. vladimir putin said it keeills y hope of keeping hope alive. >> police say 17-year-old john david ladieu was planning to kill his parents and sister and attack the heights. they were tipped off when someone saw him entering a storage unit. they found a journal detailing plans as well as weapons. >> john kerry set to meet with south sudan's president in an effort to end the civil war. he is urging both sides to stop the violence and is threatening sanctions on south sudan easy leaders. thousands have been killed because of the fighting and those supporting former
of the relationship, germany is the key player. let me talk a little bit about the state department told us earlier this week, that there in juneson with the e.u., but you know, there are real erequests about whether or not germany and the united states and the e.u. are all together on this, what do you think. >> right. >> i think you have to look at it in difference pieces. in terms of the analysis, this is clear russian aggression against a neighbor, intervening militarily, we have exactly the same analysis. the difference is begin to come up is what do you do about it. the quite is willing to go down the road of very tough sanctions against them in order to create some pain on the russian economy. and putin directly to get him to want to change the policies. >> what else -- >> go ahead. >> with the union is not so sure about putting in place the tough sanctions. they feel a plow back because of the relationships and we tried to stay together, meaning that the combined package is less than it should have been. >> so if the e. u. won't go for it, what else and president obama do? >> i think they d
draft. the actions come in the wake of russian president reportedly telling germany's chancellor that the military must leave the south eastern part of the country and end the show down with pro russian activates who have seized several buildings. al jazeera has the latest now from done yes, sirring. >> yet again, ukraine's police were overwhelmed. they were trying to protect the prosecutors office. and for a short period, they kept the prorussian crowd at pay. >> soon retreated under a garage of missiles. this is them cowers under their shields. the protestors move in, grabbing shields and helmets from the policeman. the police are led away, one by one. a police armored vehicle approached and then retreats as the crowd threatens to attack it. by now the crowd has taken over the building, they are stormed the prosecutors office, because it says supports the government in kiev, which they don't recognize. so the photographs of government officials go up in smoke, the police are nowhere to be seen, and the protestors are firmly in control of another building. and this is yet one mo
-0 win in germany giving them every reason to celebrate as their club aims to win the title for the tenth time. >> i think that there is a lot of experience for this kind of game. it really doesn't matter who will be the team. it's important that one of the teams is real madrid. >> interested in buying the l.a. clippers after owner donald sterling was banned for life. but first he has other things to deal with. mayweather is going into the fight with a flawless 45-0 record which includes 26 knockouts. >> the key to the match today is just being very, very intelligent, being very, very smart, taking my time, keeping my composure and coming up with brilliant game plans. >> and mark cavendish has won his third stage win in turkey. officials had to stop riders on a dissent after a serious of crashes in wet conditions. cavendish prevailed after the restart in a sprint finish. but he holds an over all six-second lead. >>> it's still 0-0 at stanford bridge in that semifinal. >> it will decide how many buses chelsea decided to park, two last week. indeed, that's all for us at this news howe. we h
years. a 4-0 win in germany giving real fans every reason to celebrate. chelsea or athletico madrid await them in the liz bin final on may 24th. >> i think [ inaudible ] has a lot of experience to this game. to the other side we are a team really strong in this moment with a lot of confidence, with a lot of strength, and then really doesn't matter who will be the team that we play. it's important that one of these teams is real madrid. >>> chelsea athletico still goalless ahead of the decisive second leg coming up in london. chelsea aiming to win the title and his players could set up a title. the goalkeeper is still not fit enough to be picked, but [ inaudible ] is ready to play. >> when you get your hands on the trophy, that moment lives with you every day when you are in a difficult period personally or professionally. there's nothing bigger than a champion's league. >> translator: the confidence is always there, especially in the semifinal of the champions league. it's clear my players are very motivated. very excited. >> reporter: plenty more on our website, aljazeera.com/sport
public appearance at a hospital in germany where he is being treated. the ballot he is passing is for the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when the u.s. pulled out of iraq. these elections are seen as crucial. voting in some regions is expected to be difficult. in places like anbar, there's intense fighting between the army and members of the islamic state in iraq and the levant. tribal leaders control post of anbar, including the city of ballujah. sunnis accuse the shia-led government of mistreating them. during a rally, protesters accuse the prime minister nouri al-maliki of being a puppet of iran. maliki's problems do not end there. leaders in the gulf accuse the government of discriminating against sunni. nouri al-maliki blames saudi arabia and qatar for helping armed groups. the last summit on syria in march underscored the political divisions between iraq and its sunni neighbours. >> translation: sending fighters increases the violence and the people are paying the price. >> the saudis and their allies want bashar al-assad out of power. >> none of them have a plac
this report. >> iraqi president is showing a rare public appearance in the hospital in germany where he's being treated. the ballot is for the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when the u.s. pulled out of iraq. the elections are seen as crucial. voting in some regions is expected to be difficult. in places like anbar province, there's fighting between the army and members of islamic state of iraq and levant. angry sunni tribal leaders trolley parts of anbar, including the city of ball usualinga. the government is accused of mistreating the sunnis. protesters accused the prime minister of being a puppet of iran. nouri al-maliki's problems do not end there. leaders in the golf accuse his government of discriminating against sunni muslims. nouri al-maliki makes his own accusations and blames saudi arabia and qatar. the last summit in sirra underscored the political subdivisions between iraq and sunni neighbours. the opposition is sending fighters to syria. people are paying the price. the saudis want the president bashar al-assad out of power. >> translation: bashar al-assad and his
through austerity. germany anounlsed $110 billion in budget cuts over five years, and pledged to balance the books by 2015. the uk promised $140 billion in budget cuts. so why has france finally decided to go down this path? >> everyone else on average has got their deficits down. even the countries that really struggled during the crisis are on the right track. france is the outlier. it hasn't done enough. >> manuel is under pressure from the right-wing of his own party. he is also under criticism from the opposition, which accuses him of having no new ideas. france delayed taking the painful medicine, but it may be out of time. >>> police in india have arrested what they call trouble makers on the eve of voting in india's national election. more than 600 people were arrested. the volatile region has been the center of a decade's long separatist movement. >>> in central india many young people have been forced from school, because they are caught in the cross fire when left-ring rebels and the government. but special colleges are giving some students another chance to be educated. >> re
in germany. he suffered a stroke and has been receiving treatment there. the kurdish leader hasn't been seen in public for two years. >>> united states national weather service says around 75 million people in the country are at risk sfr storms that could unleash tornados. at least 27 people have died already. arkansas is the hardest hit state where rescue workers are working around the clock to search for survivors. andy gallagher reports from the devastated community of may d flower. >> reporter: the tornado has cut a path of restricti restriction -- destruction across three states but arkansas borre the bunt of the damage. homes and lives were left in ruins. >> our memories are gone. and we'll have to find them, hopefully. >> here's some memories, we have children and grandchildren. just trying to find some things that we have had all of our lives. >> reporter: the satellite images from nasa show the sheer size of the storm system and many are still in its path. >> i want everyone affected by this tragedy to know that fema and the federal government is on the ground and will help our fell
at the rally came to watch television and the president casting his vote in germany. the kurdish leader not in public for two years and treated in berlin after a stroke in 2012. 22 million iraqis are eligible to vote on wednesday. one of the main campaign issues in iraq is poverty and nearly 10 million iraqis live on or below poverty line and living on less than $5 a day and many of the poorest have no faith that a vote will change anything. >> reporter: baghdad throws away these people used to bill and call it tin city, a sprawling slum in the northeast where at least 25,000 people live. from all over builders and other tradesmen drop trash here and they used this to dumb to build homes. as the children play he worries about the future and he not only looks after his own daughters but provides a home for five orphans whose parents died in the violence that plagues the city. >> translator: this is an oil-rich country but i've been living like this for 15 years. i don't have anything. the politicians come and make empty promises. we are fed up. we can't handle living like this anymore.
casting his vote in germany. the kurdish leader has not been seen in public for two years. he is unwell and is being freed in berlin. 22 iraqis are eligible to vote on wednesday. >> one of the main issues is poverty. 10 million iraqis live on or below the poverty line, making do with less than $5 a day, according to government figures. many of the poorest have no faith that anything will change. >> baghdad goes away. these people used to build. they call it tin city, a slum in the north-east. at least 25,000 people live. from all over buildings and other tradesmen drop trash. the locals use what is dumped here to build homes. as children play this man worries about the future. he not only looks after his own daughters, but provide a home for five orphans whose parents died in the violence that blights the city. >> translation: this is an oil-rich country yet i have been living like this for 15 years. i don't have anything. the politicians come and make empty promises. we are fed up. we can't handle living like this any more. this place is not fit for animals. >> the government, in 2010,
in kharkiv, germany is also condemning pro-russian militia. barnaby phillips has more from donetske in ukraine. >> the self appointed mayor, they are in no position to complain about what has happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war. we are the guests of mayor ponomayork and treated as such. >> reporter: at least they were able to show their families they were alive and well. and later one observer from sweden was released on grounds of poor health. these men were also captured by pro-russian gunmen near slovyansk. this is how they looked after their interrogation. in the road into slovyansk, the ukrainian army. this is not a town under siege but the army is working on no more coming in. that's because the government in kyiv is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men. in the next town, artemisk, a demonstration in favor of russia. it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines. pro-russians, control the government building in donetske, they had an unexpected visitor one of russia's most wealthy men, now try
for the investigation. now to the crisis in ukraine. pro-russian supporters took over a television station. germany is condemning the parading of european observers kidnapped on friday. pro-russian militias released one, several others are in custody. russian militia captured three ukrainian special forces officers and they, too, were shown to the media. barnaby phillips has more from near donetsk in eastern ukraine. >> reporter: the european military observers were paraded before cameras by the self-ponded major -- appointed mayor of slovyansk, vechislav ponomaryov. they are in no position to complain about what happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war, but the guests of mayor vechislav ponomaryov, and are treated as such. >> at least they were able to show their families they are alive and well. later, one observer from swedeb was released on the grounds of you will health. others have not been treated so kindly. these three men were captured by pro-russian government need slovyansk. ukrainian intelligence officers, and this is what they locked like after the interrogation. >> on the road
the hearts of men. >> solar number is grown up. it's still got a long way to go. >> germany ranks number one for using the most solar energy, and the u.s. number four. >>> a waiter needs good coordinationing speed and buenos aires puts its waiters to the test. daniel schweimler reports on the art of waiting tables. >> reporter: efficiency, poise and grace are three of the virtuous required. they were all on display at the 10th annual race for waiters and waite reses in the heart of buenos aires. >> dante is a previous winner, with more than 30 years in the job, he knows what is required. >> translation: a good waiter must be friendly, respond rapidly and treat the customers as well as possible, always with a smile they are the main characteristics of a good waiter. >> he's worked at the bar in the legal district serving lawyers and judges for two decades, a profession he loves, because he numbers dealing with the public. an often mallined profession. some practice it with a certain alt of style -- amount of style and pan ash. nowhere is the art of waiting a table better preserved than here i
champion the big favorites to win yet another title bout in germany. he has not been knocked down or lost a fight in a decade. he'll have to, quote, rip his heart out if he's to beat him. the fight gets under way later on this saturday. >>> plenty more on our websites. the latest there on the death of tito villanova, www.aljazeera.comsports and more details on twitter and facebook. that is it for now. >> thanks, answered. time to brush up your shakespeare. celebrations to take place to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of william shakespeare. one of the world's greatest playwright is being remembered in his birthplace of stratford on avon. >> reporter: shakespeare wrote all the world is a stage, and no truer words could be said when it comes to his work. 450 years after his birth this version of hamlet will tour every country in the world, a truly global icon. >> his plays are about everything. it's domestic drama, political drama, philosophical drama. >> reporter: and shakespeare's birthday is being celebrated in the english town in which he was born. stray ford upon avon is proud
european countries - primarily germany, who, in theory, are in charge of the delegation. there are four germans, a czech, a pol, a dane and a swede. as you heard earlier in my report, the self-proclaimed mayor of slovyansk, a town under the control of separatist gunmen say they were accompanied by a man called a spy. we know that the separatists in slovyansk in recent days have taken a number of hostages... (technical difficulties) . >> we seem to have lost barnaby phillips. we've had a few technical problems connecting to him. we have the gist, of the group of o.s.c.e. monitors, missing, abducted in slovyansk, in the eastern part of ukraine. more on that as soon as we get it. in the meantime other news. >>> the palestine leadership is meeting to discuss peace talks after israel said it was pulling out. the decision followed a unity deal between fatah and hamas. the palestine prime minister quit his job, and that makes way for the formation of a new unity government. under the agreement elections could be held as early as 2015. >>> now, the u.s. president barack obama says leaders on bo
, president obama had a conference call with leaders from germany, france and italy. what is the president proposing, mike? >> john, what the president is proposing is more targeted sanctions. there are essentially two levels of what the president has put forward in retaliation. the targeted sanctions against individuals and entities within russia. what the president is talk about now is more of that. he sat down with g-7 leaders and they held out the possibility of brood spectrum sanctions. you get the feeling as we have all along that it would take an outright russian invasion for those to be triggered. the president had a press conference here yesterday with the president of south korea, ukraine dominated about half of that conference. north korea was largely dominating the other half, but the president talked about vladimir putin. he said he is not a stupid man, and he has a choice to make here. they are already seeing slower growth and a seriously depressed domestic stock market there. i have to say president obama was not optimistic about a russian change of course. it seems as thoug
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